The old Shiraz rugs were works of art, but since the province is no longer the seat of Government the weaving and designs have deteriorated. These rugs comes in warm tones, some with the pear pattern, but more frequently three elongated diamond medallions ; the space between filled in with small design and always showing figures of men and animals.
Diagonal stripes sometimes fill and field of these carpets and some have these stripes converging and meeting a centre stripe. The borders are wide and richly ornamented, the edge is worked over and over and tufts of wool left protruding at intervals along the sides like small tassels. The ends often have between the pile and the fringe a coarse check pattern in the Sumac stitch.